Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dear God, thank you for black people.

I left my house at 8:20 for my jog. 
I was really excited. 
Because, I was planning on having the most epically awesome jog of my life. 
And I was going to blog about it. 
And I was going to inspire people. 
I even started thinking of witty titles for tonight’s blog.
But I must confess, this jog was nothing of the sort.
I started off on a really good pace. I wasn’t sprinting, but I was going a bit faster than usual. Steady. It felt good. I clutched my iphone and jammed along to the goodies on Shuffle. 
I finally started to feel like I need to start walking.
I’m quite sure it’s been at least 20 or 25 minutes, I thought to myself. I’ll just stop at the stop sign. I checked my phone. ONLY 15 MINUTES HAD GONE BY! WORST DAY EVER! haha. 
I decided to walk the end of the street where I would continue jogging again. I think I walked for 3 or 4 minutes.
And then, I heard him singing to me. No, not Jesus or Angel, but Taio Cruz. How could I let this beautiful black man with his catchy dance song down? I couldn’t. So I slowly jogged some more. Oh, I was aching. I didn’t dare look at my phone. Because if I did look at my phone then somebody will have probably created a machine that distorts time ensuring that only something like 60 seconds had passed instead of 15 more minutes. I kept jogging until I couldn’t go anymore. 
Rats! I had only gone 6 minutes. I skipped back on my iphone and let Taio Cruz sing to me again. It was just what I needed. I jogged until the song was over. 
I looked at my phone. 
It was 8:49. 
Yeah, somebody created that machine. 
I wanted to vomit. 
I didn’t even do my cool down walk. 
I collapsed on the living room floor of my grandparents’ living room. 
The room was spinning.
It was only after a few minutes that I could sit up and stretch. 
Boy, that was rough. 
And I still can’t come up with a clever title for today’s post. 


  1. hey girl, listen- running sucks. Take it from someone that has been in track since middle school. I hate running, and it takes so much energy just to get my but off the couch to run, and I still struggle when i go running today. I especially hate hills and like to quit at the sight of them. Best thing you can do is take someone running with you if you can, because that always makes you do better even when you arent trying to. And try not to always run the same path, because you can get complacent at stopping at a certain spot that you know is a mile or a 'good stopping point' - guilty.
    So keep it up, dont give up!

  2. Thanks for the advice and encouragement, nahall!

  3. Wait wait wait. You said "ONLY 15 MINUTES"? Girl that right there would be my whole jog lol. Anything past 15 is just counterproductive in my book. Heck 20 min is like a dang marathon!